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Security Alert: Hyderabad (India), Holiday Weekend Security Issues

Security Alert: Hyderabad (India), Holiday Weekend Security Issues

Location:  Hyderabad


Event:  Local media in Hyderabad have reported a significant increase in police presence throughout the city.  This weekend will coincide with the Varalakshmi Vratam and Bakrid holidays.  Given the likelihood of large crowds, U.S. government personnel are being advised to avoid the Old City section of Hyderabad throughout the holiday weekend.  Expect heightened police presence, additional traffic checks, and road closures.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the Old City section of Hyderabad throughout the holiday weekend.
  • Avoid areas with demonstrations and civil disturbances. 
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Do not draw attention to yourself.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities.



·        U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021

telephone: +91-11-2419-8000


·        U.S. Consulate General Mumbai (Bombay)

C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051

telephone: +91-22-2672-4000

·        U.S. Consulate General Chennai (Madras)

220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006

telephone: +91-44-2857-4000

·        U.S. Consulate General Kolkata (Calcutta)

5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071

telephone: +91-33-3984-2400.

·        U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad

Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500003

telephone: +91-40-4033-8300.

·        State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·        India Travel Advisory and Country Page

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